The Hennessy family have long maintained a private reserve of Cognac to share with family and friends. In 2005 Hennessy offered the new, limited edition Private Reserve, a revival of the Cognac originally formulated in 1865 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Hennessy Cognac with family, friends and true aficianados. Hennessy Private Reserve is an assembly of eleven Eaux-de-vie from fruit grown within the distinguished commune of Grande Champagne, one of the most exclusive grape growing appellations in all France. This rare blend has matured 60 years with a small portion 1865 as the oldest component.
On the nose we discover a rather full combination of aromas, floral, green citrus - followed by sweet vanilla and some nuts, almonds. Now lets discover the palate: A relatively rough start, then it gets more gentle and evolves into a long final with pleasant spices and lemon.